Art & Design and Art History Department

Greiner Art Gallery - 2012-2013 exhibition schedule

BLAZE AND BURN: Glass Art from Anderson University and Ball State University
Wednesday, September 5th - Friday, October 5th
Reception: Friday, September 28th, 5-7pm with Artist lecture starting at 5:30pm

In conjunction with the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art® 2012 and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, the Greiner Art Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass with an exhibition titled Blaze and Burn.  This group exhibition of glass features artworks by the faculty and students from Anderson University and Ball State University.

On Friday, September 28, 2012, there will be a Reception and Public lecture at the Greiner Art Gallery in the Center for Fine Arts Building at Hanover College by Brent Cole.

Brent Cole, Associate Professor of Glass at Ball State University
B.F.A.  The Cleveland Institute of Art
M.F.A.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

During the Chautauqua Festival, Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th, there will be two days of live hot glass demonstrations during the 2012 Madison Chautauqua.  Stop by and see artisans at work transforming molten glass into fine art.

ROBERT HORVATH (paintings and porcelain)
Wednesday, October 17th - Friday, November 16th
Reception and Lecture: Friday, Nov 16th, 5-7pm with Artist lecture starting at 5:30pm

Horvath's oil paintings on panel explore the relationship between two realities: a shiny sparkling surface world and a dark and troubled world of fear. Using a technique of glazing in multi-layers to create a luscious candy-colored sweetness in the surface of the works, the artist asks, "Is this candy land we have created a beautiful barrage of harmless luxury, or will this insidious viral nature lead to our extinction?"

Robert Horvath, Assistant Professor of Art
Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Born 1974, Nitra, Slovak Republic
B.F.A.   Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
M.F.A.   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Fall Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Friday, November 30th - Saturday, December 8th
Reception and Gallery talks: Friday, December 7th, 5-7pm

JILL BEDGOOD - Books of Hours: Interventions
Friday, January 11th - Wednesday, February 20th
Reception and Lecture: Friday, January 11th, 5-7pm with lecture beginning at 5:30

Jill Bedgood creates multi-media works that reflect her questioning of the duality of human nature.  She received a BFA in painting and art history from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, mixed media sculpture and art history. 

Grants Bedgood has been awarded include two Visiting Artist Residencies at the American Academy in Rome (May 2005, April 2009) and a Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy (October 2000).  Other grants include New Forms Regional Initiatives Grant (funded by the Rockefeller and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and National Endowment for the Arts (1993-1995); a Mid-America Arts Alliance / National Endowment for the Arts Award in Sculpture (1989), and an Art Matters Inc. Grant (1989).  She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (1988) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (1994). 

Referencing small devotional books used daily and as yearly calendars of spiritual practice, the installation "Books of Hours: Interventions" meditates on medical intrusions of the body to heal an illness.  Each "book" is unique containing a relief of an object used in an "intervention" of the flesh or mind, or ones used in requesting an "intercession" from the universe, or those that provoke a memory   providing solace.  Objects include, for example, a needle, IV regulator, religious medallion, drugs, swab, bottle lid, key.  In others, the book pages are manipulated to indicate the effects time has on the natural world.  The white marble appearance speaks to memorialization of the individual, of medical procedures, of simple objects one contemplates visually and uses daily.  The books are a collective experience; life is woven from our sensory encounters with objects, making them valued.  Books of Hours acts also as a "memento mori", a contemplative reminder of our own mortality.  

This exhibition has been made possible by the support of the the Hanover College Campus and Community Culture Committee.

Selections from Hanover College Private Art Collection

Art History Senior Research Exhibition
by Lisa Hoepf

This Art History Senior Research Exhibition features selections from the Hanover College private art collection and has been curated by senior Art History major Lisa Hoepf.  This exhibition represents months of research and planning by the senior Art History major and is both a pre-professional experience and a part of ones graduating comprehensive experience.

Exhibition: Monday, March 4 - Saturday, March 16  
Reception: Friday, March 15, 5-7 pm, with gallery talk by
        Art History senior Lisa Hoepf starting at 5:30

Also on exhibit:
Selected student works from the current semester from Photography, Sculpture, and Contemporary Art Practices classes

Winter Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
This exhibition features artworks by three senior Studio Art majors: Kyle Hunteman, Stephanie Proffitt, and Jintao Tan. Artworks on exhibit include figure sculptures by Kyle Hunteman, an installation of wood fragments by Stephanie Proffitt, and a drawings on paper by Jintao Tan. This exhibition represents months of designing and creating by the senior Studio Art majors. It is both a pre-professional experience and a part of the Studio Art Senior Thesis.

Exhibition Dates: Monday, March 25 - Friday, April 5, 2013
There will be a reception and gallery talks by the senior Studio Art majors, Friday, April 5th, 5-7 pm with gallery talks beginning at 5:30.

Greiner Art Purchase Award Competition
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, April 2nd - Friday, April 5th

Annual Student Silent Art Auction
The 2013 Annual Student Art Silent Auction
Exhibition: Tuesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 13
President Honors the Arts Friday, April 13, 7pm
Art Auction bids end after President Honors the Arts concludes